TRAFFIC ALERT: 18-wheeler hits I-20 overpass in Lindale, traffic -, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News

TRAFFIC ALERT: 18-wheeler hits I-20 overpass in Lindale, traffic slowed

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An 18-wheeler from Acme Oil Service and Repair carrying an oversized load of storage tanks and traveling southbound on Highway 69 in Lindale struck the Interstate 20 bridge.

Both southbound lanes are closed and traffic is being detoured to a road north of the interstate. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes.

A crane has arrived on the scene to remove the tank. Officials say the scene will be cleared in about an hour

According to Larry Krantz with the Texas Department of Transportation, the bridge is not critically damaged and he said he doesn't expect any closures once the truck is cleared from the scene.

Interstate 20 westbound was detoured for a short period of time until TxDOT crews were able to inspect the bridge.

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